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Fast Cars

Immediately after the demise of Fast Cars, bassist Fabian Byrne started new dance pop band Fiction Romance with Tracey Allen (keyboards), Prue Rheuben (vocals),...

Fats Domino

He was born Antoine Domino in New Orleans in February 1928, and since his first professional appearance at the age of 14 at the...

Faust

In the early seventies, Germany's progressive music scene became known in Europe and the US as 'Krautrock', a faintly pejorative tag coined by the...

Feather/Blackfeather

The nucleus of Sydney band Feather came together in early 1976 under the name Blackfeather, and lead singer Neale Johns had fronted various incarnations...

Feelies, The

The Feelies arose in 1976 from the backwater of Haledon, New Jersey (hardly a bastion of cultural activity). Despite their popularity as a live...

Felt

Felt leader Lawrence (no surname was ever listed in press releases, interviews or on their album covers) was once described by fellow eccentric Momus...

Ferrets, The

The Ferrets formed in Sydney (Australia) early in 1975 but relocated to Melbourne almost immediately. Billy Miller (vocals, guitar), Dave Springfield (guitar) and Firth...

Fiction Factory

Starting life in a different guise as ska outfit The Rude Boys, reconfigured Scottish sextet Fiction Factory tasted overnight success when their debut single, (Feels...

Fields of The Nephilim

Though there is room for everybody in life's rich musical pageant, most people with ears drew the line at Fields of The Nephilim. Their self-financed...

Fifth Dimension, The

Three childhood friends, Billy Davis Junior, Ron Townson and Lamonte McLemore came together in the early 60s in Los Angeles as a singing group...

Finch (Contraband)

Finch bassist Tony Strain was still in 6th form at Christian Brothers College in Sutherland (Sydney) when the band (formed from the remains of...

Fine Young Cannibals

Former members of Birmingham 2 Tone ska outfit The Beat, bassist David Steele and guitarist Andy Cox, formed this band in 1984 with newcomer singer...

Fireballs, The

They were acclaimed as pioneers of the surf sound alongside Dick Dale, Link Wray and The Ventures, but The Fireballs (from Raton, New Mexico)...

Firm, The

Former Free vocalist Paul Rodgers sang with Jimmy Page - making his first public appearance since the demise of Led Zeppelin - at the...

Five Man Electrical Band

Previously known as The Staccatos, Ottawa's Five Man Electrical Band modelled their sound on the melodic stylings of The Beach Boys and The Beatles,...

Five Satins, The

                     

Five Star

Made up of three sisters and two brothers of the Pearson family, Deniece, Doris, Lorraine, Stedman and Delroy, Five Star were managed by their...

Five Willows, The

This group first recorded as The Five Willows (after originally starting out as The Dovers in 1950). Original members were Richie Davies, twin brothers Ralph and...

Fixations, The

This mod revival band formed in North London in 1978. Paul Cathcart Vocals, guitar Paul Cattini Vocals, guitar Richard Sharp Bass Ken Gamby Drums

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“5” Royales, The

The "5" Royales began life in the 1940s as a gospel group called The Royal Sons Quintet but rechristened themselves The Royals after going...

10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs (named after the low-budget horror movie Two Thousand Maniacs) was formed in Jamestown, NY, in 1981 by singer Natalie Merchant and guitarist John Lombardo. The...

101’ers, The

Primarily known as the band Joe Strummer was in before he joined The Clash, The 101'ers were part of the last wave of British...

10cc

Vocalist/guitarist Graham Gouldman was a songwriter of pop hits during the 1960s. Amongst his many compositions are some pure classics: For Your Love (The Yardbirds), No Milk Today (Herman's...

13th Floor Elevators

Featuring the yelping vocals and visionary - occasionally demented - lyrics of Roky Erickson, The 13th Floor Elevators were one of the original acid-rock...

1910 Fruitgum Company

The 1910 Fruitgum Company began life as Jeckell and The Hydes in New Jersey in 1965. They signed to Buddah Records in 1967 and released...

1927

1927 formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1987. Guitarist and keyboardist Garry Frost had left Moving Pictures after their second album, Matinée (Frost had co-written Moving Pictures'...

2 Tone

The independent 2 Tone Records label was founded by Jerry Dammers of The Specials in 1979. Dedicated to dance-floor music performed by racially mixed...